You’re ready to kick tail, take names and generally rock the living daylights out of your life and your world.
I feel you, and I’ve got your back.
These are some of the things I’ve found insanely useful in my own quest to live a life less ordinary. Whether you want to be a blogger, a freelancer or just an all-around more incredible human being, I’d highly recommend you check them out.
Go forth, and become awesomer!
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You can’t rock what you don’t track. Get on this ASAP to monitor your stats and boost your traffic.
Find awesome images for your blog posts, free to use with attribution.
Your email list is gold — manage it right with MailChimp. Rree for lists up to 2,000 subscribers, it has easy-to-use templates, analytics and solid tech support help.
Manage your social media presence easily across multiple platforms.
The definitive guide on how to turn your ideas into a kickass Web presence, then turn that presence into an income stream. From the girl every blogger wants to be when they grow up.
300+ email scripts, peer-to-peer “WTF?” forums and expert advice for handling any uncomfortable business conversation.
No idea what to charge? This super-helpful chart will help you figure out the going rate for various writing and editing tasks, and how long you can expect a project to take.
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Save your files to the cloud and access them anywhere. So helpful if you work from multiple devices, work with a remote team, or just want reliable backup for those oh-so-important files.
Traditional budgeting software doesn’t help when you’re on a variable freelancer income. YNAB has been a godsend for me and so many other freelancers I know. It seriously works.
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